Alaska Airlines Devalues British Airways Awards, Adds Connecting Flight Surcharge

Jan 27 2023

When Alaska Airlines introduced its new, unified award chart that replaced the separate charts for each airline partner on its website a month ago, it was a loss for transparency.

By sharing less information about award prices, they can increase those prices without telling consumers. They had previously committed to share changes with members in advance. But as long as the ‘starting from’ price doesn’t change, they can increase most award rates at will.

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Here’s The American Airlines Plan For Its Fleet In 2023

Jan 27 2023

American Airlines still has fewer mainline aircraft flying than they did before the pandemic. They retired their Boeing 757s, 767s, Airbus A330s (that they’ve even still been paying on) and Embraer 190s during the pandemic. And they’ve kept Boeing 737s parked in the desert.

However they’re bringing back some of those 737s this year, and will take delivery of 19 new narrowbody and 4 widebody aircraft in 2023. All told they expect to end 2023 with more active mainline aircraft than their average for 2019, but still fewer aircraft total.

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Wide Open Singapore Airlines Transatlantic Award Business Class Space, Up To 9 Seats Or More

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Jan 26 2023

There’s even better availability than before on the New York JFK – Frankfurt route in business class. There’s award space for a whole family, not just for a couple, and in some cases for an entire homeowner’s association.

And I’m highlighting it because the availability underscores some principles about Singapore Airlines award space that are worth understanding.

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